35 f/1.4L or 35 f/2.0

Started Oct 23, 2009 | Discussions thread
ashley karyl
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Re: 35 f/1.4L or 35 f/2.0
In reply to Spade357, Oct 31, 2009

Spade357 wrote:

Did you try comparing the lens at f/2.0? Oops, my bad, I thought the 24-105L can be shot at that aperture. To most, like myself, I would buy a prime to shoot in low light and not judge it at f/4+. Any lens will look sharp enough at f/4 and above.

ashley karyl wrote:

I have the 35mm F2 and the 24-105L. While the 35mm lens is a reasonable performer in the tests that I have run the zoom was actually sharper at 35mm right across the aperture range from F4-F22, which I really wasn't expecting.

The IS on the zoom buys me at least an extra couple of stops for hand holding in low light if that is the issue. Given that the prime lens in this instance isn't as sharp as the zoom at F4 it's unlikely to be that great at F2, but I understand the logic of your point.

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